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Snake Handlers

In Defense of Snake Handlers

Herb Silverman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion
Herb Silverman

A live and let live attitude on most matters of religion could lead to a more peaceful world, but sometimes it would also mean a live and let die attitude--including by snakes or suicide.

Snake Salvation Pastor Escapes Indictment

Religion News Service | Bob Smietana | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

(RNS) An East Tennessee serpent-handling pastor’s legal woes are over for now. After a hearing on Wednesday (Jan. 8), a grand jury decided not to...

A Snake-handler's Lethal Embrace Of Religious Ecstasy

Jack Levison | Posted 12.06.2012 | Religion
Jack Levison

Snake-handling is senseless, of course. But it's also daring. It's the lure of ecstasy. The rush of religious adrenaline.